La Penita, Nayarit, Mexico - Every year in February, volunteers at the Cancer de Mama Clinic in La Penita, Nayarit work for three days to help Mexican women survive breast cancer with comfort and dignity.
Part workshop, part clinic, the aim is to provide women with cancer a wide range of free services, from counseling and physical therapy to wigs, scarves, hats, and properly-fitted bras and prostheses.
The breast prostheses project was started in 1996 by Jackie Jackson, from Enderby, British Colombia. In 2008, the cause was adopted by the La Penita RV Park residents, who are committed to providing this much-needed service.
There are now close to 120 volunteers taking part, including nurses, doctors, sewers and fitters, all providing services that are part of the healing process for survivors of breast cancer... services that help restore the woman's appearance and feeling of self-worth.
The non-profit Cancer de Mama organization is gearing up for their annual breast prosthesis clinic to be held at the La Penita Senior Center, Calle Bahia Guaymas #18, on the first weekend of February 2017. If you will be in the La Penita area for the 2017 clinic (February 3, 4 & 5), you can help.
There are many different ways that you can contribute towards the continued growth and success of the Cancer de Mama clinic in La Penita:
• You can volunteer your time at the clinic itself;
• You can help by knitting/crocheting/sewing much needed supplies;
• You can donate supplies (bras, wigs, prosthetics etc.);
• You can sponsor an event/fundraiser to inform the public about the clinic and its needs;
• You can host a garage sale, sell lemonade or books, or do any other thing you can think of to help raise funds for this year's clinic;
• You can donate funds directly to the organization.
Once you've decided on a way to assist, just visit CancerDeMamaClinic.com and fill out the contact form to let them know what you'd like to help with.
To date, this non-profit clinic has provided over 3000 breast cancer survivors from all over the State of Nayarit, and from as far away as Guadalajara, Jalisco, with bras, prothesis, wigs, hats, love, compassion, hope and encouragement.
In addition to the free services at the clinic, the organization also works with local doctors to coordinate assistance with rent, food and medical care for cancer patients. They also distribute free brochures on self-examination and after-surgery physical therapy (in Spanish) to the medical community throughout the entire state of Nayarit.To learn more about the non-profit Cancer de Mama organization and how you can help make the 2017 clinic a success, please visit the updated Cancer de Mama Clinic website.